Louisiana-Lafayette beats Arkansas St. 90-87 in OT
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Jakeenan Gant had 25 points and blocked the potential tying 3-pointer with 5.5 seconds to go as Louisiana-Lafayette narrowly defeated Arkansas State 90-87 in overtime on Saturday.
Gant only made 1 of 2 free throws with 1:03 to go and the Red Wolves grabbed two offensive rebounds on the final possession as they attempted to tie the game before Gant blocked the third attempted 3-pointer from Marquis Eaton.
Cockfield tied the game with a contested, deep 3-pointer from the left wing with 17.2 seconds in regulation, giving him 28 points in the second half. Cockfield also had a 3-point play in overtime that gave him 695 points on the season, tying the school record set by Adrian Banks in 2006-07.
The Ragin’ Cajuns leveled the season series against the Red Wolves with the win. Arkansas State defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 94-83 on Jan. 3.